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Bon Vivant

#54 of 739 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
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Marstalu 8, Riga, Latvia
+371 67 226 585
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12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This cafe really have soul, visit it and you will feel it. +Food is very delicious, from snacks till desserts. Its just pointless to name some exact dishes. +Large variations of beer (not only Belgium). +Service - professional and fast. Mostly works handsome guys. About prices, this place have average prices for cafes in Riga old city. We are visiting... More 

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Thank Natalja M
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

There is a very rich assortment of Belgian beers. The meals are tasty and pretty big. The service is outstanding.

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Thank BellaBaharev
Hong Kong, China
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112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Good Belgium beer place in old Riga, have extended list of beers and also food. We tried their famous huge sausage which was good, as well as mussels. The food is decent for a pub. I think is a great place to hang out with a group of friends and enjoy few beers.

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Thank Miucia
Chester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

As a lover of Belgian Beer, I was delighted to find this beer haven in Riga. Excellent Beer, great staff and very good food. The service was excellent and the staff very friendly. I would strongly advise anyone visiting Riga to try Café Bon Vivant....you will not be disappointed.

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Thank Sherpakev
Glumslov, Sweden
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

God choice of beer. I had two kwaks. Nice enviroment an staff. Did not try the food hope it is good.

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Thank Mikael F
redditch
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is a Belgian style bar with lots of choices of Belgian beer.....excellent, helpful, friendly staff who know what they are talking about.....although this is also a restaurant we did not eat here.......cant miss this one

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Riga, Latvia
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Nice meal, averagely priced. Good place for fans of Belgium beer and mussels Everything else ok but not particularly special Service more akin to a bar than a restaurant

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Thank leapeagle
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

4 of us took shelter in this Belgian Brasserie from the rain one evening and ended up staying for an evening meal. Great selection of Belgian beers and a decent wine list. Very extensive menu at reasonable prices. We all thoroughly enjoyed our selections and we were so lucky that we stumbled upon this place by chance. Highly recommended.

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Thank Jon S
Riga, Latvia
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

...and celebrate. And it's an awesome place to feel oneself just like at home. Even when you are married. :)

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Thank Vladimir_Tarasov
Toronto, Canada
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89 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

This place gets such good reviews, we were excited to try it – especially having developed a taste for Belgian beer while living in the Netherlands. What a mistake. The beer – an OK selection of Belgian beers, mostly the "usual suspects." The service – I can only describe it as just one step above the old Soviet style: slow,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marstalu 8, Riga, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 67 226 585

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?